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From "John Casey" <>
Subject Re: settings.xml file "inheritance" (for lack of a better word)
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2006 19:50:27 GMT
Yes, everything is inherited, and the local settings take precedence. If you
have questions about how the inheritance is computed, try:

mvn help:effective-settings



On 8/2/06, Thomas Van Buskirk <> wrote:
> Hello,
> My group is working in an NFS mounted environment.  I would like to have
> everyone running maven from a central location, with a centrally located
> settings.xml file in the conf directory, rather than everyone having their
> own settings.xml file in their $HOME/.m2 directories.
> That way, if a change is made to the settings.xml file, it will propogate
> to all people, rather than having to send out an email to each person
> telling them to modify their $HOME/.m2/settings.xml file with the change.
> My concern is that people may individually want to modify certain parts of
> the settings.xml file for their specific projects (add variables, etc.)
> that may not apply to other projects, or may have different values than for
> other projects.
> Now, my question:
> If an individual has a settings.xml file in their $HOME/.m2   ** AND **
> in their $MAVEN_HOME/conf, does the .m2 version take precedence over the
> conf version?  Does it "inherit" from the conf version?  If so, what fields
> are inherited?
> Thanks in advance!
> Tom
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